Edouard Taufenbach & Régis Campo

Le Bleu du ciel - In motion, 2019
Inkjet print, edition of 1 + 1 artist's edition, LBDC I - Rome

© Edouard Taufenbach. Courtesy PSL4mains.

Le Bleu du ciel – Partition & flight pattern

© Edouard Taufenbach. Courtesy PSL4mains.

Le Bleu du ciel

This project about the flight of the swallow is the story of a journey. It starts with a childhood memory, the music of these birds in the sky and their gathering on the electric wires before their great departure for Africa, announcing the end of summer. From the subject of the swallow, Edouard and Régis seek to to develop a sensitive representation of the passage of time, of movement, and of exchanges and circulations within a space. On the scale of flight, the movement of the swallows in the sky is the object of a fascination that feeds the imagination. The birds seem to follow a score made up of breaks, accelerations and silences, drawing abstract forms like signs to be interpreted. This project is an experiment at the crossroads of artistic and scientific uses of the photographic and scientific uses of the photographic and musical mediums. Between formal rigour and subjective narration, the research deploys an approach in which the swallow in flight as a vector of strength, gives form and substance to an insatiable desire for freedom with the sky as a perspective. Without ever illustrating each other, image and music chase each other, successively overtaking each other. An exercise in acrobatics in which the repetition of rhythms and motifs based on the composition of iterative music dialogues with the music of the other.
From one square to another, from one bar to another, from one swallow to another, Le Bleu du ciel draws spaces of freedom, building a feeling of movement, of speed, of breaks in lines, so characteristic of the swallows' flight.

The Prix Swiss life à 4 mains prize, a unique encounter between photography and music

As an active supporter of artistic creation for over 10 years, the Swiss Life Foundation launched its Prix Swiss life à 4 mains Prize - Photography and Music in 2014. Intended to reveal or promote talent, this artistic prize, the only photography and music prize in France, rewards a creative projectand music in France, rewards an original creative project by a photographer and a composer. With this 4th edition, the Foundation reinvents its Prize under the sign of audacity, generosity  and freedom by bringing it to life over 2 years throughout France.

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